Another year at the University of Calgary, another potentially promising season with the arrival of the first peregrine falcon on March 31st, 2014. It was spotted (no i.d. made yet) on its 'usual' vantage spot, the west-facing top roof area of Social Sciences.
Judy Powell and Irene Wade were able to both confirm the arrival of the first falcon March 31st.
Two adults have been seen participating in usual courting activities, with the male (now confirmed to be 'Gary' - prev. mate of 'Callie') bringing food to the female, and our female spending time in the scrape and fussing about.
Prey (duck?) brought by male on Apr. 22nd (screen brought by male on Apr. 22nd (screen grab pic by 'Richard')
Gary guarding his 3 eggs - Apr. 30: (thanks to 'Frank' for pic and i.d.)
Above 3 pics are from various 'chatters' (live cam chat site) - from 'pip' to chick (eyass) - born June 2nd.
June 6th feeding screen shot (courtesy of 'gf')
June 16 feeding by mom (band nr.
U2 courtesy 'Richard)
Both males being banded June 25
Pre-fledging 'flappersizing' by 1st flyer then 2nd
Fledgling on 10th floor, Earth Sc.bldg. July 21st. (thanks to Melanie!)
Final sighting (Callie?) Sept. 11, 2014
Thanks to ALL cam site chatters who have reported in the egg laying/pipping/hatching to departure and sent pics., spec. uni staff, and all other photographers, mentioned and not. Special thanks to Paul and Irene.
I will continue to support this page at my remote location, and if any observations are to be reported, please contact Warren Fitch (firstname.lastname@example.org), Irene Wade (email@example.com), or myself (firstname.lastname@example.org).
6-min. long video from local news, featuring 'our Callie':
Here are some short 'movies' sent Apr. 22nd, courtesy of 'yelloweyes' (chatter):
Short video of fledgling provided by: newbirdwatcher (uni staff?): taken July 11, 2014
For additional photos of this and other years' activities, other birds and scrape area, pls. refer to 'more birds' link above, and a new video link in the 'About peregrine falcons' page. The live cam feed runs from approx. March until Oct. It is now in hibernation-mode until next season. Thanks to Paul for all his technical support.
I will be working on this page during the year, and adding/changing things as needed, but would like to dedicate 2014 observations in memory of: 'ncmd and oemurr' (Margaret and Orla), who are no longer here to share their love of 'our' falcon family. You are missed by your falcon friends, both feathered and human.